Oculus Rift

I tried my best (to not get nauseous) when using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. My son — visiting the office for the day — was most pleased with my efforts.

Superhero! Workshop

I gave a superhero workshop and it was just swell!

Agenda

Introduction to the Super Hero

Entry Points for Struggling Learners:

  1. American Zeitgeist, or welcome to the United States of Superhero media: movies, comics, cosplay, breakfast cereal, television, etc.
  2. Greek (and Roman, and Norse) Mythology: Hercules, Thor, need I say more? (P.S. We love the Olympian books by George O’Connor)
  3. American Folk Tales. ‘Member Paul Bunyan?

 Personal Connections to Super Heroes

  • SuperYou Videos
  • Pre-Planning Sheets and British Council Content

Create a Super Hero using Special Software

1) Style-a-Hero software

 

2) Hero Machine software 

3) Other hero machines

 

Follow Up Activities

  • Trading Cards
  • Puppet Shows
  • iPad Movies

 

I gave everyone a copy of Puppet Pals Director’s Cut iPad App, as well as a cd of handoputs, software, examples, etc., some of which are below:

 

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